The History major requires a minimum of 36 credit hours in History courses or approved substitutions. All courses used to satisfy major requirements – including the language requirement – must be completed with a grade of C or better. To complete the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in History, all University Studies Program (USP) and college requirements must also be satisfied.
Specific requirements for the History major are as follows:
Students must complete at least one course in a non-Western Civilization content area and one course in a US-Western Civilization content area at the 1000-2000 level.
Students must complete at least one course in a non-Western Civilization content area and one course in a US-Western Civilization content area at the 3000-4000 level.
One additional History course at any level
HIST 3020, Historical Methods
HIST 4030, Senior Capstone Seminar
Students must complete three semesters of a single foreign language or the equivalent as determined by the Department of Modern and Classical Languages. This requirement may be satisfied by American Sign Language.
The history minor must take at least 18 semester hours of history courses, 9 hours of which must be at the 3000-4000 level. These courses must be taken for letter grades with a minimum earned grade of C. For assistance in tailoring the minor content, contact the department office.
Through a cooperative agreement with the College of Education, students can now earn concurrent majors in history and secondary education in social sciences. Interested students should inquire with the Office of Teacher Education, McWhinnie Hall, room 100.